Accession Number : ADA267582


Title :   Significance Assessment of Site 16SC61, Luling Revetment, Mississippi River M-116.7-R


Descriptive Note : Final rept.,


Corporate Author : EARTH SEARCH INC NEW ORLEANS LA


Personal Author(s) : Franks, Herschel A ; Yakubik, Jill-Karen


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a267582.pdf


Report Date : Mar 1993


Pagination or Media Count : 257


Abstract : Site 16SC61 was reported by Shannon et al. (1988). It is situated adjacent to the Mississippi River in St. Charles Parish. Comparisons of historic maps indicate that a moderate degree of erosion has occurred here during the past 100 years. Also, a series of levee setbacks have occurred. Backhoe and hand excavations were undertaken to determine site extent and to determine whether in situ deposits exhibited integrity. Most of the artifacts were from the ante- bellum period. Archival evidence indicated these derived from the quarters complex. However, erosion, bankline grading, and excavation of a borrow pond have truncated the site so that it is only about 20 m wide. Also, antebellum and postbellum remains appear to be mixed. The site does not exhibit sufficient extent or integrity necessary for further excavations to contribute information concerning the history of the area. It is not eligible for nomination to the National Register of Historic Places.... Archeology, Historic archeology, Sugar plantation, Slave quarters, Nineteenth century, St. Charles Parish, Southeastern Louisiana


Descriptors :   *HISTORIC SITES , *ARCHEOLOGY , DEPOSITS , EROSION , ARTIFACTS , EXCAVATION , LEVEES , REVETMENTS , LOUISIANA , PONDS , MISSISSIPPI RIVER , HISTORY , MAPS , RIVERS


Subject Categories : Humanities and History


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE